My med/surg unit wants someone on our floor to become a wound care specialist. I have not spoken to anyone about this but was wondering what some of you thought. I'm a new grad, only been on the floor for two months. Is this too much to take on at this point? I did a six week preceptorship with a wound care/ostomy specialist in home health care and I know I'm interested, but I worry I may be taking on too much too soon. Also, I work 7p-7a-would this training be more useful for a dayshift person? I have no interest in leaving nites in the near future. I'll probably talk to our DON soon but I'd like some other perspectives. Thanks.
Aug 29, '05
Wound care nurses come around during the day. They are a specialized team charged with making sure everything is being done for optimal healing. You must have a vast knowledge of different wound types and conditions that interfere with wound healing.
Just a thought..You have alot on your plate right now. I would wait until you have been on the floor for at least a year before you attempt to broaden your horizons. In the meantime become an expert in skin care.